Strathallan Volume 2

Strathallan Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ... with an eagerness which seemed to make some impression on him. " You have it in your power, ' he said, 'to atone for the past--Volange is absent from Vezelai--This will spare you the great danger of a parting scene.--Write-to him with your own hand an eternad farewell--and be in readiness to depart with me to-morrow.' Ashamed of my weakness, which he had set before me in its strongest light; anxious to justify the good opinion of a parent who, he assured me, would never consent to my union with a foreigner, I found no argument strong enough to oppose to the pressing instances he used; and, with a trembling hand, and a heart that bled at eaeh line that it traced, I wrote to Volange the mandate of cold prudence, that forbade him to think of me more, in language that my brother himself suggested, or rather partly dictated to me as I sat. The next day, when the hour arrived which was to bear me from the seene of all my pains and pleasures, he saw how unable I was to make the exertion his sudden summons required; all his harshness vanished in a moment, at the sight of the bodily and mental sufferings I endured, his natural goodness of heart gained the ascendancy, and his countenance expressed the alarm and pity that Jb.e felt "'I have been harsh to you, Clara, ' he said, ' when my only wish was to promote your real advantage. The hope of my life was to see you fortunately established in our native country. Perhaps I view it with too proud and exclusive a partiality; I am an Englishman; and I own I glory in the title, and to see my sister wedded to an alien Yet still I am your brother, not your parent. I feel I was wrong in attempting to control your inclinations. Those were most to blame who placed you in a scene where such connections were...
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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236574591
  • 9781236574596